Heavy Metals

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Lawsuits mount over heavy metals in baby food, but do they have legs?

By Elaine Watson

Lawsuits are piling up against companies cited in a recent Congressional report into heavy metals in baby food. But how might courts decide if these complaints have legs, and what can be reasonably expected from food manufacturers given that the FDA has...

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FDA weighs in on heavy metals in baby food as lawsuits pile up

By Elaine Watson

In the wake of the recent congressional report into heavy metals in baby food, the FDA says its goal is to reduce exposure to toxic elements in foods through research and collaboration, but has not said if it plans to issue guidance on upper limits for...

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Heavy metals in baby food: How should the food industry respond?

By Elaine Watson

Headlines about 'toxins' in baby food are the ultimate PR nightmare, but how do we assess if the levels of heavy metals highlighted in a recent congressional committee report mean are "dangerously high​” in the absence of federally mandated...

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